Every time a dreadful incident similar to what happened in the New Zealand mosque shootings occurs, there is rarely a corner of the planet which isn’t even iNFLuenced. The mixed martial arts world, clearly, was not spared in this recent tragedy.
On Friday, March 1-5, there have been mass shootings in two mosques at Christchurch, with the death toll hitting 50 people.
Interim UFC middleweight title competition Israel Adesanya is born, but resides in New Zealand. He also didn’t even seem to be directly iNFLuenced, but also issued a strong announcement of support for his countrymen. Former UFC heavyweight contender Mark Hunt, nevertheless, failed to suffer a direct blow from the incident.
Hunt said by an Insta-gram post he lost his uncle to the violence which occurred in Christchurch, though he was heartened by the support from fellow New Zealanders.
“The support within New Zealand has been so great, we’re lost for words. I live in Auckland, however, went down to Christchurch after hearing concerning the shooting.
“We were standing on the side of the Street in Christchurch and also this brother drives past and reveals a heart symbol together along with his palms … after that, 5 minutes after, he goes back and did this…”